This is part of its three-year collaboration with SUTD aimed at developing tech talent, seeing an investment of S$600,000 over this period.
Delivery service provider foodpanda has inked a partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), to equip students with future-read digital capabilities.
This three-year partnership, part of SUTD and Ecole 42’s collaboration programme, will provide students from SUTD’s 42 Singapore access to foodpanda’s mentorship and internship opportunities with a focus on giving tech talent a launchpad to enter the tech industry upon graduation; and also comes under foodpanda's PowerUp! Tech Academy.
The scope of the partnership entails the following:
- Internship opportunities: Over the course of the three years, students from 42 Singapore will be offered internship opportunities in foodpanda's tech teams. This, the company shared, will provide aspiring talent with valuable exposure to gain professional working experience and learn how to apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios.
- Mentorship programmes: Students will be able to enrol in foodpanda’s mentorship programme where they will have direct access to the tech team’s resources and executives. As shared, through this one-on-one interaction with senior leaders, foodpanda aims to equip talent with the right digital skill sets while also inspiring them.
- Employment opportunities: Those who successfully complete the programme will be given hiring priority by foodpanda if there is an applicable job opening.
- Industry guidance: foodpanda’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Sebastian Rodriguez, will join 42 Singapore’s Advisory Board, providing counsel on key industry trends and advocating for other businesses to support the programme. His guidance will also ensure SUTD’s programmes are relevant and value-adding to students and the wider tech community.
During a signing ceremony on 27 March (Monday), foodpanda pledged a S$600,000 monetary donation towards the 42 Singapore programme. The funds will be allocated over a period of three years, from 2022 to 2024, and will be channelled towards organising upskilling initiatives like workshops and events.
42 Singapore is credited as "Singapore’s first tuition-free, no instructor programme". “It is exciting to see agile learning come to life through such unique programmes such as Ecole 42,” shared Rodriguez.
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